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Ossuary at the Church of St James

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After Paris, Brno has the second-largest ossuary in Europe. The number of people buried here is estimated to exceed 50,000. There was a churchyard at the Church of St James as early as the beginning of the 13th century. The churchyard capacity...more
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Jakubske namesti | Entrance to the ossuarry is by entrance to the church, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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This a modern design ossuary creatively enchanted with Milos Stedron (Brno contemporary composer and music professor) music. Reconstructed with care.

Thank Iva Š
Reviewed 4 days ago

Near to the main street in Brno, this is an interesting and creepy place to visit. around 50000 people was burried here.A churchyard worth to visit.

Thank Ovidiu S
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. We didn’t expect much before visiting. However, it’s really worthy to take minutes to visit when you are walking around city center.

Thank TimW4273
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Very well presented exhibit. Good information. Some of the reviews on here say that it isn’t much but it is exactly what we expected from a Ossuary. Well worth a visit when in Brno.

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A small ossuary just steps away from the main square. Very nice to visit, notably on a hot day. Mind that it no longer is Europe's second biggest ossuary as sometimes presented. This apparently was the case before around 90 % of the bones were...More

Thank Radek M
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here on the Friday of Moto GP weekend. We have visited here 2 years ago but went during the day when it was lit with just the normal lights. We'd heard they were doing tour's by candlelight so booked our tickets earlier that...More

Thank RachaelVR46
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The place is nice and special but it can be done in 10-15 minutes which is a bit disappointing. Try the labirinth under the vegetable market, a much more satisfying experience.

Thank Robert Jozsef T
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The ossuary is underground next to the Church of St James. Its overwhelming seeing so many bones. It was an amazing experience and to be able to be that close to history. Worth seeing

Thank Lara T
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

It is true that the space is small, but 50.000 bones... The amount of bones that are in here is hard to comprehend. The second largest amount in whole Europe. The staff always helpful not just about the ossuary but in general if you have...More

Thank Nikitas P
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Th sub terrain premises and corridors are rather small, the ossuary however enough impressive. No guide, just a short description page to be leased at the cash desk. I would mark as "average" but I cannot reach it above☺

Thank Mili S
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Response from skink | Reviewed this property |
Here are the fees: CHURCH OF ST. JAMES OSSUARY Church of St. James ossuary – entrance Address: Jakubské náměstí 658 78 Brno Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday closed Admission fees: Full CZK... More